One School at a Time

Leadership for Sustainability: saving the planet one school at a time David Dixon, Crown House Publishing, 2022 250pp, paperback, £18.99, ISBN 978-1-78135-401-8  September 2022 saw the 60th anniversary of the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring which drew attention to the devastating impact that the indiscriminate use of pesticides such as DDT was having on the natural world. It…

8th May 2023

Llywodraeth Cymru – Unlike younger pupils, students in Welsh schools currently studying in years 8-11 are still being taught the pre-reform curriculum.  Although this was required to have an integrated ESDGC [ education for sustainable development / global citizenship ] programme, this was not widely implemented or considered to be important by most educators.  Rather, it tended to be slotted…

Transforming Our World

Clicking here will take you to the news stories on the Transform Our World website. You can look across the whole of the UK and also by region, and you can sign up to its newsletter. Transform our World also offers access to a range of young person events, including its annual Transform our World…

1st May 2023

Support for FE & HE – Teach the Future’s 2023-24 sustainability support package for universities and colleges is now live. You can find out more here. . DfE News – The latest issue of the DfE’s Climate in Education Snapshot is now available. It includes: A reminder about Outdoor Classroom Day on 18th May Details on the upcoming launch of its Sustainability Leadership…

Natural England Research Reports

Here are a few of the recent evidence summary publications from Natural England: Links between natural environments, learning and health: evidence briefing – EIN063 (naturalengland.org.uk) Social and economic benefits of learning in natural environments – NECR442 (naturalengland.org.uk) ‘Children’s perspectives on quality in local natural outdoor spaces ’Summary of Evidence: LOtC in Natural Environments – Nov…

Being Green in the UK

Being green in the UK: why we need a better understanding of the relationship between climate concern, behaviours and wellbeing is the title of a recent UCL blog by Lisa Fridkin, Neil Kaye, and Katie Quy. This is how it begins: “Much media attention is given to climate change denial and arguments over the impacts of human-driven climate change,…

24th April 2023

Education Greenpeace – these resources for children aged 7-18 include support for teaching about climate change.  In addition, there’s more about deep sea marine creatures, through a feature with photographs and factual information.  . Climate Change Resources for Schools – a range of resources is available to download from WWF here . These include helpful information to support discussion and investigation of carbon footprints. .…

17th April 2023

Volunteers Needed by the DfE – The government has allocated £3.9 million to help schools implement the government’s climate change strategy for education – including recruiting and managing a team of expert volunteers to provide advice. An early tender for the ‘sector engagement and support’ contract shows the successful bidder will “identify appropriate experts” to help schools develop their…

Rewilding News

Rewilding Monthly Bite produced this update on last mon this activities. There has been a flurry of papers, bills, reports, and strategies published this month in line with World Rewilding Day, here is a summary breakdown of the most interesting ones. Trophic rewilding can expand natural climate solutions – LINK Addressing challenges for large-scale trophic rewilding…

Getting your Hands Dirty

Each week subscribers to The Times can receive an environment-themed email newsletter. This one is about children and soil. It’s reproduced in full here with permission. When was the last time you got your hands dirty? Not just a bit mucky, but really caked in mud? And how about your children? According to children’s charity…

10th April 2023

UNESCO-JAPAN Prize – A call for nominations has been issued for the 2023 UNESCO-Japan Prize in Education for Sustainable Development.  The three Prize winners are selected by the Director-General of UNESCO on the recommendation of an expert panel.  Winners will receive USD 50,000 each and will be invited to establish a long-term collaboration with UNESCO by joining the ESD…